Canada Lands Company helps unveil Oscar Peterson tribute

Sep 21, 2011

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Canada Lands Company was on hand in Montréal’s “Little Burgundy” neighbourhood this past September to celebrate the unveiling of a mural paying tribute to the late jazz legend Oscar Peterson.

Canada Lands Company was on hand in Montréal’s “Little Burgundy” neighbourhood this past September to celebrate the unveiling of a mural paying tribute to the late jazz legend Oscar Peterson.

The mural, entitled ‘Jazz Born Here’, was created by artist Gene Pendon. The painting was part of a beautification initiative spearheaded by the Coalition de la Petite-Bourgogne, a local community group.

Canada Lands Company contributed financially to the project, which was undertaken by MU -- a non-profit organization that supports and promotes local public art. The mural’s announcement also served to celebrate MU’s fifth anniversary.

Oscar Peterson was a musician born in Little Burgundy and the mural was painted at the corner of des Seigneurs and St. Jacques, immediately next to Oscar Peterson Park.

The event was attended by Peterson’s widow, Kelly Peterson, Montréal Mayor Gerald Tremblay, and the musician’s longtime friend Oliver Jones, who performed ‘Place St. Henri’ written by Peterson in 1963.

Read the full press release here.

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